Silver acetate catalyzed hydroamination of 1-(2-(Sulfonylamino)phenyl)prop-2-yn-1-ols to (Z)-2-methylene-1-sulfonylindolin-3-ols
Kusuma, Jeffrey Antonius
Chan, Philip Wai Hong
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
A method to prepare (Z)-2-methylene-1-sulfonylindolin-3-ols efficiently that relies on silver acetate catalyzed hydroamination of 1-(2-(sulfonylamino)phenyl)prop-2-yn-1-ols is reported. The reactions proceed rapidly at room temperature with catalyst loadings as low as 1 mol % under conditions that did not require the exclusion of air or moisture. The utility of this N-heterocyclic ring-forming strategy as a synthetic tool that makes use of unsaturated alcohols was exemplified by the conversion of the (Z)-2-methylene-1-sulfonylindolin-3-ol to examples of other members of the indole family of compounds.
The journal of organic chemistry